Eight children’s race-cars, including half-scale Ferraris and pedal cars, feature at Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale, all offered from Chris Evans. The new Top Gear presenter is to sell over 100 lots of his personal collection. Entered at no reserve, the proceeds of the Chris Evans automobilia sale will go to BBC Charity, Children in Need.
Over 100 lots of Chris Evans personal automobilia will go under the hammer at Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale, taking place 12 September.
The sale includes models, movie posters and eight cars designed for young petrol heads or the young at heart, comprising two half-size Ferraris and other pedal and children’s cars, including an unusual Maserati example.
The highlight of the pee-wee racers is a child’s racing Ferrari 275P. Approximately half the size of a real-life Ferrari, the car is petrol-fuelled, and eligible for the ‘Little Big Mans’ children’s racing event at the legendary Le Mans 24-Hour circuit. The 275P is estimated at £6,000-8,000.
Also featured is a rare ‘Bimbo V12 Racer’ two-seat child’s motorised car by S.I.L.A. of Turin, Italy. With red fibreglass body, electric powered rear engine and Pirelli Bambino pneumatic tyres, the race car is perfect for the young enthusiast. It is offered at an estimate of £5,000-7,000.
Toby Wilson, Bonhams Head of Automobilia, said: “The Goodwood Revival Sale offers items for all enthusiasts, even young petrol-heads who no doubt will take particular interest in Chris Evans half-size Ferraris and Maseratis.”
Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale features over 200 lots of automobilia, with lots 92-212 offered directly from Chris Evans.
Chris Evans, presenter, DJ, and the new host of Top Gear, has consigned 13 cars to Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale, taking place 12 September.
Leading the series are several of Evans’ highly prized Ferraris, including the rare right-hand drive 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy, estimate £2,600,000-2,900,000, the 1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 ‘Daytona’ Spider, estimate £2,300,000-2,600,000 and the 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L ‘Lusso’, estimate £1,400,000-1,800,000.
Sholto Gilbertson, Bonhams Director of Motor cars, said: “Chris Evans is offering thirteen incredible motor cars at Bonhams sale, a stable which includes six outstanding Ferraris. Chris has been a long-standing client of Bonhams, so we’re delighted to offer his incredible motor cars at Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale. In refreshing his collection, others will have the opportunity to enjoy Chris’ fantastic cars – after all, you never ‘own’ a classic car, you enjoy it, look after it, and pass it on for others to appreciate.”
More than 140 lots of Evans’ Automobilia will also be offered, the proceeds of which will be donated to BBC charity, Children in Need.
The motor cars offered from Chris Evans are:
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy, estimate £2,600,000-2,900,000
1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider, estimate £2,300,000-2,600,000
1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L ‘Lusso’, estimate £1,400,000-1,800,000
1965 Ferrari 275 GTS Spyder, estimate £1,300,000-1,600,000
1963 Ferrari 250 SWB Replica, estimate £500,000-600,000
La prossima Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale vedrà in asta 12 moto appartenute a Richard Hammond e James May, ex presentatori del popolare programma sui motori, Top Gear.
May e Hammond hanno commentato la vendita delle rispettive moto con il loro usuale umorismo “Solo perché ora sono disoccupato non significa che devo sbarazzarmi di tutto”, ha detto May. “Stavo per vendere queste moto comunque… e quei quadri, e la mia collezione Scalextric…”.
Hammond ha aggiunto: “Da vero collezionista, è importante sempre rivedere e aggiornare regolarmente il parco modelli e l’asta Bonhams di Stafford è l’occasione ideale per acquisirne di nuove. Ho anche una canoa e alcuni altoparlanti hi-fi Wharfedale, se qualcuno è interessato….”.
Ben Walker, di Bonhams Motorcycles International , ha detto: “Scherzi a parte, James e Richard stanno offrendo in vendita alcuni grandi pezzi delle loro collezioni, come delle Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda e Norton e ci aspettiamo che l’asta avrà un gran seguito tra i collezionisti ed i semplici appassionati”.
Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale will include 12 motorcycles belonging to Richard Hammond and James May, former presenters of the popular motoring programme, Top Gear.
May and Hammond discussed the sale of their respective motorcycles in their usual humorous manner, “Just because I’m unemployed now doesn’t mean I have to get rid of everything,” said May. “I was going to sell these bikes anyway. And those paintings, and my collection of Scalextric cars. Honest”.
Hammond added: “As a serious collector of motorcycles, it’s important to review one’s stable regularly, and the Bonhams Stafford sale is the ideal opportunity to move bikes on and possibly acquire new ones. I also have a canoe, and some Wharfedale hi-fi speakers, if anyone’s interested”.
Ben Walker, Bonhams International Head of Motorcycles, said: “Jokes aside, James and Richard are offering for sale some great motorcycles from their collections, including examples of Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda and Norton – and we expect the collection to attract a lot of attention at the upcoming Spring Stafford Sale. We’re delighted that they both elected to consign their collections with Bonhams Motorcycle Department, an agreement that originated many months ago”.
The Hammond and May motorcycles featured in Bonhams Stafford Sale are:
The property of James May:
Lot 326: 1974 Yamaha 49cc FS1-E –£2,000-2,400
Lot 327: 1976 Suzuki AP50 E –£2,000-2,400
Lot 328: 1980 Ossa 250cc MAR Trials Motorcycle –£1,200-1,500
Lot 329: 1979 Suzuki TS250 –£800-1,200
Lot 330: 1973 Honda CD175 –£1,400-1,800
Lot 331: 1975 Honda CB200 –£1,500-1,800
Lot 332: 1971 Kawasaki 250cc A1 Samurai –£5,000-6,000
Lot 333: 2010 Yamaha SR400 ‘Grievous Angel’ by Deus Ex Machina –£8,000-12,000
The property of Richard Hammond:
Lot 334: 1977 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing – £4,000-6,000
Lot 335: 2010 Norton Commando 961SE – £14,500-18,500
Lot 336: 1970 Triton 500cc ‘Café Racer’ – £6,500-8,500
Lot 337: 1975 Yamaha 49cc FS1-E – £2,500-3,500
Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale takes place at the International Classic MotorCycle Show, Staffordshire County Showground on 26 April, 2015. Viewing 10:00-17:00 Saturday 25 April. For further information and a full lot listing visit: www.bonhams.com/22720